Way back at the beginning of this summer, I made two mini quilts inspired by the adorable bees from the new Briar Rose fabrics.
Since we loved the summery colors of the bee fabric, we (my middle daughter and I) also used prints that remind us of fun summer activities. Well, the horses would be more of a "wish" than an actual activity - but reading outside, gardening, and bike riding are reminiscent.
I surrounded each center print in the low volume fabrics I have been using a lot lately and then used essex linen to surround the squares.
To finish it, I added some pink hand-quilting with a bit of embroidery and then used one of my favorite prints from Briar Rose for the binding.
Both quilts (along with my tutorial) are in this summer's Fat Quarterly issue that was published last week (that is why I waited two months after finishing the quilts to post about them - if you were wondering.) Find it here.
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These little quilts are so cute Beth. I love the embroidery along the bottom ... just have fun. Perfect advice for little ones!ReplyDelete
Adorable! That bee print is my favorite from Briar Rose, particularly in orange.ReplyDelete
Yes adorable! I love the bees!ReplyDelete
So adorable!! I love them. I have to get me some Briar Rose fabric.ReplyDelete
I adore these! I really need to do something along these lines! They're just so sweet.ReplyDelete
These are just darling! I love the embroidery. :) I've been holding onto that Aneela Hoey print with the girls reading... waiting for the perfect thing to do with it. Just love it in that first quilt!ReplyDelete
What a special memory quilt! Those bees are a hoot!!ReplyDelete
Yep...still beautiful! ;)ReplyDelete
Gorgeous quilts and yay on the Fat Quarterly bit!!ReplyDelete
Oh man those are adorable! Love it .ReplyDelete
So cute!! I love them both! Congrats for being in FQ!! That's awesome!ReplyDelete
These are both so sweet Beth!ReplyDelete
what a sweet pair of minis Beth! I love your hand embroidered message. it's something that deserves to be remembered!ReplyDelete
:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation
Very sweet! They would be so cute hung in a kid's bedroom, I think. (MY kid's bedroom, specifically.) Congrats on your FQ publication!ReplyDelete
So so sweet - I have been saving and petting my Briar Rose but I have plans for those little bees! I love the nanny bee!ReplyDelete
really cute - precious little quilts :-)ReplyDelete
These are just adorable! You have such a talent for putting things together.ReplyDelete
I love these sweet prints. I hope I come across them soon.ReplyDelete
So darling! I especially love the embroidered words on the front.ReplyDelete
Lovely quilts Beth, the embroidery is definitely the icing on the cake :)ReplyDelete
Your embroidery adds so much love and character to this quilt. I love how you're always thinking outside the box!ReplyDelete
I love them both, I love a good fussy cut :)ReplyDelete
They are lovely! Congrats on being in Fat Quarterly!ReplyDelete
I especially like the one with the bike, so cute!ReplyDelete
Yay! I love them both! So sweet!!ReplyDelete
Super sweet, Beth!ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh, what cute minis and congrats on publishing them in Fat Quarterly!!! What special quilts for your daughters. Are they hanging in their rooms? Don't you need to make one more???;)ReplyDelete